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Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

FREE WORKSHOP: “Invasive–Amassing Southern LGBTQ Stories”

Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015

11:00 AM – 05:00 PM
US/Central

The Invasive workshops create a space for coming together, sharing stories and making new connections. Everybody is welcome, regardless of being Southern or queer. Guests are invited to contribute and support Invasive by adding their stories to a cloth kudzu leaf, learn more about the project and meet other contributors.

About the Workshop

Invasive, a project for Southern queers and their allies, subverts the negative characterization of invasive species and uses queer kudzu as a symbol of visibility, strength and tenacity in the face of presumed “unwontedness.” Traveling across the Southern states, the project will facilitate the collection of stories of LGBTQ people through workshops at community centers and historical documents from archives. Drawing on the preeminence of quilting in Southern folkways and the work of creator Aaron McIntosh, the artist will embed these stories, photographs, and archive documents into quilted leaves and vines. Eventually forming an overwhelming and undeniable mass of Southern queerness, the kudzu will be exhibited at art centers and public events across the Southeast.

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HOURS & ADMISSION

  • Wednesday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sunday, Noon - 5:00 pm
  • Free Hours: Always free!

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Accessible parking lot is located directly behind the building off Travis and Rosedale.

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